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W&M’s Isaiah Laster honored as CAA football Co-Defensive Player of the Week

Junior safety Isaiah Laster has been selected as the Colonial Athletic Association Co-Defensive Player of the Week. (WYDaily/Courtesy Tribe Athletics)
Junior safety Isaiah Laster has been selected as the Colonial Athletic Association Co-Defensive Player of the Week. (WYDaily/Courtesy Tribe Athletics)

After posting an outstanding performance in the William & Mary football team’s victory at Villanova on Saturday, junior safety Isaiah Laster has been selected as the Colonial Athletic Association Co-Defensive Player of the Week.

Laster shares this week’s honor with Towson linebacker Robert Heyward.

En route to helping W&M earn the conference road win at Villanova, Laster totaled seven tackles, two interceptions and a fumble recovery. His first pick came in the end zone to halt a VU scoring opportunity, while his second helped set up the Tribe’s first touchdown. The fumble recovery ended a potential game-tying drive by the Wildcats with 3:04 remaining in the fourth quarter.

Laster’s impressive effort marked the first multi-interception game by a Tribe player since Aaron Swinton picked off two passes against Delaware in 2016.

One of the league’s top players this season, Laster currently ranks tied for first in the CAA in fumble recoveries (2) and tied for third in interceptions (4). Additionally, he ranks second on the squad with 60 tackles and is averaging 6.7 stops per contest.

The Tribe will conclude the 2018 season when it hosts Richmond at Zable Stadium for Senior Day on Saturday at 2 p.m. W&M will also celebrate Head Coach Jimmye Laycock, as the contest will mark the final game of his remarkable 39-year career. Tickets for the contest are available at TribeAthletics.com.

Sarah Fearing
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